Thich Nhat Hahn, Calming The Fearful Mind: A Zen Response to Terrorism
At that retreat, I offered a nonsectarian version of the Three Refuges, the traditional Buddhist affirmation. I offer this version to you here.
I have great confidence in the capacity of all beings to attain great understanding, peace and love.
I have confidence in the practice, which helps us to walk on the path of great understanding, peace and love.
I have confidence in the community, which is committed to the practice of understanding, peace and love.
Elegant: the people, the way, the people of the way. Out again to the people.
Notice the subtle migration of the adjective “great”.
And so for day 108